Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday Morning Hot Links

*Springer and Bregman homered and My Dude Rogelio Armenteros dealt as part of the Astros lost to the Mets. The Astros do not play today.

*A couple of days after Alex Bregman got plunked, it was Josh Reddick's turn to get hit, on the hand. X-Rays were negative. Or, at least X-Rays had good news, whichever positive/negative you're in to.

*George Springer has trimmed down in an effort to be more fleet of foot on the basepaths.

*Brian McTaggart has five observations from the first three weeks of Spring Training.

*Here's Jake Kaplan on how Ryan Pressly went from Rule 5 pick to the Astros' most valuable reliever.

*Holy crap. Jayne at WTHB did some serious research on 20 years of the MLB draft. Definitely click this link.

*Buster Olney reports that the market for Dallas Keuchel isn't looking good.

*Braves manager Brian Snitker is awfully proud of his son Troy, who is the Astros' hitting coach this year.

*Minor league pitchers and catchers reported to camp yesterday. Check the new MLB.com Top 30 Astros Prospects list.

*Jack White is going to help restore the Negro League's Hamtramck Stadium.

*The Athletic's Matt Gelb: Inside the wildest Phillies offseason ever.

*Wired: Anarchy, Bitcoin, and Murder in Acapulco.

*A Musical Selection: